Albium is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase
Q. Is Albium a benzodiazepine?
Albium belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is Albium addictive?
Yes. Albium is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is Albium stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as Albium called benzodiazepines. Albium used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Albium make you sleepy?
Yes, Albium may make you sleepy
Q. Does Albium cause weight gain/constipation?
Albium is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation
Q. Does Albium get you high?
Albium does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high
Q. Does Albium expire?
Yes. Albium drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.